January 22nd, 2002, 09:58 PM
securing my Win Xp pc box
i have a new comp YaY me ... NOT... it came w/ XP for the OS, i am connected to the web with a cable modem so my comp is almost connected to the web 24/7.
What is the best way to secure it.. i have nortons 2k2 antivirus, and firewall... but someone was telling me i could do more to secure my pc ... any suggestions ?
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January 22nd, 2002, 10:55 PM
You could do a ton of things...encrypt and back up everything you own on there asa you get it...get another firewall...get zonealarm...make sure all of your software is up to date...and other common sense stuff.
January 22nd, 2002, 11:12 PM
Well.... Ill send you a few links I have for the best firewalls I know.... And if you want your presence online to be totally hidden from the rest of the internet... WINXP has a feature called personal firewall... I think you right click the active conection and in the menu there is a 'Security' tab... Click that and then click on 'Enable Personal Firewall' or something.. Hope this helps (By the way.. the best firewall, in my opinion is a hardware firewall.... not software)
ZoneAlarm Description Download
BlackICE Description Download
Tiny Personal Firewall Description Download
Sygate Personal Firewall Description Download
I see while I was typing this someone replied....
January 23rd, 2002, 02:20 AM
there is this feature in xp, remote assistance, which will allow a friend or tech support to connect to your pc to help you with your pc problems. it is enabled by default.
if you dont plan to use it. do disable it.
1. open system in control panel.
2. on the remote tab, click settings.
3. clear the check box labeled allow this computer to be controlled remotely.
January 23rd, 2002, 02:40 AM
lol hmm there is one thing MOST ppl 4get about securing their box..
Downloading those patches!!!
already i have read tons of articles on WinXP's security flaws and well they offer patches for them but only a few seems to be bothering to d/l them...
make it a habbit to d/l patches if ur a windows user.. there is bound to be new patches every 2 weeks or so..
January 23rd, 2002, 03:55 AM
as what my experienced told me...
to be better secure is not to
connect on a lan and internet alike...
it is theorized by a man from berekely,
i don't who he was... but i think and
\"The more you ignore me... the closer i get!\"
January 23rd, 2002, 04:41 AM
of course you have dl'd the upNp fix right????...
make windows update your homepage...
get a hardware firewall...lots out there for <LTE> 150 bucks
don't run xp as admin...(i believe you DO have a choice....)...for that matter don't run anything as admin...except for install and maintenance...
I used to be With IT. But then they changed what IT was. Now what I'm with isn't IT, and what's IT seems scary and weird." - Abe Simpson
January 23rd, 2002, 07:18 AM
Basically if you dont have file and print shareing enabled your ok.
I really cant see how anyone would be able to get in unless you accidently
open up an attachment and it just happens to be a trojan,other than that I dont really see
a threat if file and print shareing is off.
However it's always good to be safe so I use Blackice for my win2k box,it's ok for a firewall
but it cost $40 well worth it ,IMHO.You can maybe d/l it from somewhere but I wouldn't just to be safe.
January 23rd, 2002, 07:28 AM